Media: Emotion

2019 »

The Action-Unit Imposter Effect

A Facial-Action Imposter: How Head Tilt Infers Perception of Dominance From a Neutral Face

Check out media coverage of our recent paper, published in Psychological Science, showing that a downward head tilt leads to increased perceptions of dominance, due to illusory facial muscle activity.

Taking ginger pills can make disgusting ideas more palatable.

Your gut feelings really do shape what you think

Your gut feelings really do shape what you think

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By Sam Wong

We often say our sense of morality is guided by our gut feelings – and this may be truer than we realise. A set of experiments using the anti-nausea powers of ginger have provided the strongest evidence yet that bodily sensations play a key role in some of our moral judgements.

Previous studies have reported that the more disgusted people feel, the more wrong they judge moral infractions to be. However, it’s not clear whether feelings of disgust guide moral judgements, or if it …

Read the full article in the New Scientist here >>

Harnessing the Power of Emotions

Watch Jess's panel at the Aspen Ideas Fest, on the power of emotions, here >>

Read the The Atlantic article here >>

2013 »

Randles & Tracy (2013)

Shamed into taking a drink? Nonverbal displays of shame predict relapse and worsening health among recovering alcoholics.

Clinical Psychological Science

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Cheng, Tracy, Foulsham, Kingstone, & Henrich (2013).

Two ways to the top: Evidence that dominance and prestige are distinct yet viable avenues to social rank and influence

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104, 103–125.

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2012 »

Ashton-James & Tracy (2012)

Pride and Prejudice: Feelings about the self influence judgments of others.

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 466-476.

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2011 »

Shariff & Tracy (2011)

What are emotion expressions for?

Current Directions in Psychological Science, 20, 395-399

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Tracy & Beall (2011)

Happy Guys Finish Last: The impact of emotion expressions on sexual attraction.

Emotion, doi: 10.1037/a0022902.

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2016 »

Do Feelings Look the Same in Every Human Face?

Jess Tracy discusses the universality of emotion expressions in an article published in Greater Good Magazine.

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2008 »

Tracy & Matsumoto (2008)

The spontaneous display of pride and shame: Evidence for biologically innate nonverbal displays.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 105, 11655-11660.

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